Featured Bird: Carolina Chickadee

One of our favorite backyard birds is the Carolina Chickadee. It's distinctive chick a dee dee dee call and energetic habits keep us entertained in any season. 

When choosing birdfeed to attract Chickadees, Black oil sunflower seed is a particular favorite, as well as suet cakes. 

Chickadees use bird baths and small ponds for drinking and bathing. Consider installing a birdbath heater for cold winter temperatures to keep water thawed.

Be sure to plant trees and shrubs in your landscape that provide cover, nesting sites and insects. The trend toward landscaping with native plants is very beneficial in attracting chickadees and other songbirds. Keep insecticides at a minimum and let the birds control insects! Install nesting boxes around 8-15 ft in shade trees for both winter roosting and nesting.